Study Programs in STEM Field in Eastern European Countries vs. Brain Drain

  • Dražan Kozak
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Smart countries encourage students to enroll study programs in so-called STEM field in order to assure direct positive influence on their own economies. However, if students complete their study in Eastern European countries, how can those countries prevent their STEM graduates to find job in other well-developed countries, as their knowledge is relevant globally? In cases of brain drain, are the STEM studies financially supported by governments an investment or a cost? Should these governments still increase the enrollment quota for STEM field study programs by counting on income contribution from those graduates from abroad?


STEM study programs Graduates Eastern Europe Brain drain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of OsijekOsijekCroatia

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